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Secluded Beaufort Waterfront Cottage on 2 Acres - Panoramic Views! Pet Friendly!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms

'Bountiful-By-The-Sea is secluded vacation cottage made for Water Lovers!' We offer special Discount for the Couple desiring to have a 'Second Honeymoon' at a beautifully scenic and wonderfully private Waterfront location!

We also cater to smaller Family Vacationers looking for a 'Get away from it all' and Lets get close to Nature time-out!

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We are Located just outside of Town, for your complete privacy and relaxation, on 2 very secluded acres... with no close neighbors.

This peaceful Waterfront Cottage is located on a wide body of water called the NORTH RIVER... however it is not a river at all, but more like a tidal Bay located a very short distance from the open Ocean and protected by barrier Islands. This unspoiled natural paradise features a 220 ft. Shoreline with a 160 ft. Pier, Gazebo and a 10x30 ft. Dock at the end of the Pier. Great for Sunning, Fishing, Shrimping, Boating, Kayaking, Windsurfing, Swimming... or just watching the Sun go down while having a nice glass of wine with your Best Friend.

Please read the joyful Reviews our Guests have posted... and you will want to add your name to our growing list of folks that want to "Return to Bountiful".

The Cottage is bright and airy, immaculately clean and comfortably furnished with a 'beachy' atmosphere. All the rooms have water views! There are 3 Bedrooms each with a Queen size bed, 2 full Baths and an open floor plan with Kitchen, Dining and Living room all together. One of the most enjoyable feature is a spacious Sun room for waterfront Breakfasts... or just lounging while watching the water fowl and occasionally Dolphins, playing in the water.

Breakfast on the Sun Porch is really something very special!

The Village of Beaufort, NC was voted 'America's Coolest Small Town' in 2012... and indeed it still is! Check this out:

Now please go back and look at our "Song Bird" Video... you'll love it!

More Details

Russ Sanborn
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 29, 2017

About Russ Sanborn

We are a Retired couple that enjoy Hosting people... especially loving couples that just want to get away from it all to refresh their relationships... People who appreciate a spectacular Sunset over the water that is rippling with small colorful liquid diamonds.

Russ Sanborn purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Russ Sanborn chose Central Coast

We've been coming here every chance we had for 30 years and absolutely fell in love with this area. Beaufort is a special small coastal town that it is being featured in many Magazines as one of the 'Coolest small towns in America'.

What makes this cottage unique

The natural beauty abounds everywhere you look... and that is why we call our cottage 'Bountiful-By-The-Sea'. Come see for yourselves why previous Guests rave about this pretty Waterfront Cottage and the surrounding area!

We have a short video featuring some of the incredible Beauty of this place... yours for the asking!

We know you will Love it... and want to 'Return -To-Bountiful' for those special times and build those special memories that will last a life time and beyond!

Guestbook comments from the owner

If you have never stayed at Bountiful for your vacation, you do not know what you are missing. It is Heaven on earth to me and my husband. It is so tranquil and peaceful and yet is still within good driving distance of anything you would like to do while on vacation. The fishing is so good and you have the pier to yourself and don't have to fight a crowd. The sunsets in the evening across the water is the most beautiful picture you will ever see, and just reminds you that God creates beautiful things also for us to enjoy.To make your vacation even more fabulous, are the owners, Russ and Brenda. They are the most precious two people you will ever meet and will go out of there way to make everything as perfect for you as possible.This is the place I have searched for all my life and I am so thankful God allowed my husband and I the privilege of finding this place and meeting such great people.Pack your bags and give it a try. You will never regret it, I promise you.

Owners Comments: This is the 7th time Sherry and Will rented from us. They have become 2 of our dearest friends. Many Thanks for your very kind comments.

Russ and Brenda
Jun 2012
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Beaufort Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Each Bedroom has views of the water. LINENS ARE NOT SUPPLIED.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We are not smokers nor do we allow smoking in our home! So far as Pets are concerned; Most Dogs are welcome (with a paid pet fee)... but no Cats or Birds or other Animals Please. We would also discourage very small children that could fall into the water. Please Note: This rental cottage is for family groups only. No teen or college groups; chaperoned or not, are permitted. No Parties, i.e. for Graduations or Weddings, etc. are permitted. Any questions? Contact Owner at


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(57 traveler reviews)

Secluded Beaufort Waterfront Cottage on 2 Acres - Panoramic Views! Pet Friendly!
average rating of 4.982456 based on 60 reviews
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Lovely place, beautiful location, wonderful week!

  • 5 of 5

My family (5 of us and our dogs) spent a week here in late April and had the best time!! The photos really don't do the place justice -- the location is so scenic and you're surrounded by water. The yard is perfect for just hanging out, the dock is great for fishing, the glassed in porch is the perfect spot for reading and taking in the view and our old Lab loved the little beach, where he could jump in the water. (It's a Lab thing.) Oh, and the sunsets over the water make for great photos! The amenities met all of our needs: the living room is large and comfy/cozy, the kitchen is well-stocked and the bedrooms afforded quiet privacy. There's even a ramp for folks (or old dogs) who have trouble with stairs. We got to meet Russ and Brenda (the owners) who stopped by one afternoon to say hi. They were really helpful and accommodating, recommending places for us to eat and things to do! Best of all, even though you have the privacy of being away from town, Beaufort's stores and shops are only 10 minutes away, and the Harker's Island ferry to Cape Lookout is 20 minutes in the other direction. For the time we were there, this really felt like "our" place! Highly recommended as a peaceful getaway!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful way to start off our Season! A Beautiful loving family that knew how to enjoy the Beauty of this place and experience why we call our cottage "Bountiful-By-The-Sea" which offers something for Everyone! There is so much to see and experience if you have a mind to... or just kick back and relax in the peaceful seclusion of the location with a good book. We enjoyed meeting you and your family and to hear just how much you enjoyed your stay. We are counting on you to come back to experience the things you just didn't have time for this time. We Wish You Bountiful Blessings, Russ and Brenda
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  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed this house for the week.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alexandria, VA

Beautiful Cottage by The Sea

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful and relaxing week at "Bountiful-By-The-Sea." The weather was beautiful, the breezes were fantastic and the sunsets gorgeous. I am looking at the porch right now and wish I were there now! The cottage is pet friendly also. Our Golden Retriever, Gracie loved the fact that she could wander all over the lovely acreage by day and then sleep peacefully at night!

The cottage is well appointed and comfortable. We felt right at home!

Brenda and Russ Sanborn are very friendly and helpful, suggesting restaurants and places to visit.

Thanks to the Sanborns for opening their lovely cottage to us and our Gracie!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always a pleasure for us to meet Special Folks for the first time. We enjoy providing a special retreat for our Guests that need to get away for a while and rest... especially when they do not have to worry about leaving their best furry friends behind. You guys are very special... and we hope you will be back to visit "Bountiful" again real soon! All the Very Best, Russ and Brenda
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North carolina

thanksgiving vacation

  • 5 of 5

had a wonderful stay over thanksgiving , the Sanborns where very easy to deal with, the property and the view where great, we plan on staying again next time we head east to the coast, thanks again!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your Kind and Thoughtful Review. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Russ and Brenda
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Greensboro, NC

Serene sunsets on the water!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time staying at Bountiful by the Sea. We were immediately struck at the beautiful layout of the land and water views. The cottage is very clean and comfortable and we especially loved the abundance of windows overlooking the water. The owners are so accommodating and friendly - could not have asked for more.

We enjoyed viewing the birds and fishing from the pier and bank. Caught a couple of nice fish which we released. Short drive into Beaufort for day excursions to the Reserve, dining and shopping. We will definitely be back to Bountiful!!

Roxanna & George

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words... it means so much to us to hear you describe your joyful experience at "Bountiful". We so enjoy meeting new guests and look forward to your returning as new friends. Come back soon... "we'll leave the light on!" Bountiful Blessings, Russ and Brenda
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Glen Allen, VA

A slice of southern shore heaven. Peace and quiet with great views and wildlife.

  • 5 of 5

The home was very clean and well maintained. The property is fantastic. The surrounding river, wetlands and marshes are abundant with wildlife. The sunsets were incredible. Definitely the kind of place to be to decompress. Close to town for restaurants shops. We will definitely be going back. Many thanks to Russ and Brenda for providing such a great experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Steve and Virginia for the wonderful Review of your vacation at "Bountiful". Our joy in providing a Vacation Rental is meeting the expectations of our Guests. To hear that your week was special and restorative makes all our efforts worthwhile. We always enjoy meeting wonderful people... and do all we can to help make your vacation a most memorable experience. We want you to plan to come back and visit as often as possible. All the Very Best, Russ and Brenda
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
New Bern, NC
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Many in downtown Beaufort
Nearest Ferry
33 Miles
Cedar Island
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
North River Club
Nearest Motorway
Rte. 70
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Great selection in downtown Beaufort
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Atlantic Beach, NC
Car: necessary

Unhurried and unspoiled historic Beaufort-by-the-Sea is considered a part of the southern Outer Banks located on the Crystal Coast. Beaufort has been voted the 3rd prettiest Town in NC... it abounds in early American charm with old Sea Captains homes, a Historical district, and a Boardwalk right in the center of town with Sailboats and Yachts moored right along the Main Street. There are several very fine Restaurants, Gift shops and Museums. Blackbeard the Pirate's home is also located here as well as the shipwreck of his famous Pirate Ship 'Queen Anne's Revenge'. Lots to do... you can watch wild Horses graze on the barrier islands... take scenic drives on the Crystal Coast with its unspoiled white sand beaches... visit Down East, Cape Lookout Lighthouse, Harkers Island or drive an incredibly scenic 30 miles to Cedar Island for Horseback riding in the Surf... or take a restful 2 hour Ferry crossing to Ocracoke, and the Outer Banks. Check this out:


Rates & Availability

Beaufort Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 13 2017 - Sep 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall - 17
Sep 23 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.75%

"2nd Honeymoon Special" Discount. For Couples only

Discount on 2nd Consecutive Week

Check-in at 3pm Saturday; check-out before 10am on the following Saturday changeover.

Electronic-Checks (Preferred) or Visa/Mastercard Card accepted. Until Reservation is confirmed, prices are subject to change without notice. Travelers Insurance suggested

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Contact Owner